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Chilly New Year’s Eve forecast for Cancun and Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — A mass of cold air lingering over the northeast of the country will continue to affect Riviera Maya temperatures. The large U.S. cold front, number 20, has made its way south where it continues to hover over the entire Yucatan Peninsula.

According to Mexico’s Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN), wind gusts will continue for the coastal regions of Quintana Roo with swells from 1 to 2 meters. These swells could result in the temporary closure of some ports, as has been the case several times this past week.

Isla Mujeres Playa Norte is busy despite the cool nights. Photo: H. Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres December 29, 2023.
Beaches around Quintana Roo are busy during the holidays with a rebound in daytime temperatures.
Photo: H. Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres December 30, 2023.

The arrival of the cold fronts mixing with warm, humid Carribean air has caused wind gusts and rain in some parts. The SMN reports showers are possible around the region as long as the front sticks around.

Quintana Roo’s Coordinación Estatal de Protección Civil is warning residents of another temperature drop due to the arrival of cold front 20. The arrival of polar air will see some areas dip to as low as 12C (53F) over night, however, daytime temperatures are expected to rebound to the mid to high 20s (80F).